Palmerston Association celebrates and values the richness and diversity of the wide range of backgrounds and identities of the people we support, our staff and our partnerships.

We acknowledge the unique contributions of these communities where everyone, irrespective of age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, race, religion or culture, is able to be themselves.

At Palmerston we encourage genuine connection through compassion, acceptance and respect, with an understanding that when we embrace diversity we become stronger and more resilient.

We hold a deep respect of the rich culture and spiritual connection the First Nations people have with the land, sea and waterways. We acknowledge the significant connections to family, community, country and culture for First Nations people.

We recognise that many of our staff and those that we support come from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. By embracing these cultures and the opportunities to learn that they provide, we look to further understand and respect their beliefs and customs.

We welcome people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) communities and celebrate their diversity.

We have a respect for difference, and acceptance of persons with disabilities as part of human diversity and humanity. We value equality of opportunity.

Palmerston is committed to providing excellent service and targeted programs where diversity and inclusivity are recognised and encouraged. We are passionate about providing culturally safe and inclusive environments and are committed to having teams who reflect and embrace diverse communities.

We embrace consultation and participation in service development and decision making, recognising the valuable contribution of diverse communities in guiding our future plans.

We respect the contributions and resilience of all these diverse communities and are committed to working alongside them in partnership, allyship, shared learning and supporting their voices.

Palmerston values diversity and inclusivity.

Everyone is welcomed, celebrated and included here.